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The Kings and Queens News Team were part of last week’s media excitement when for once, the press pack were in the interview hot spot after a journalist from The Guardian newspaper visited the Academy.
Year 9 Big Pitch students at The Kings of Wessex Academy know all about the unique selling point and business plans; so were clued up for the Semi-Finals of this hotly contested competition in school last Tuesday (6 February 2018).
Despite the sometimes cold January temperatures, retired Teacher of Food Technology Wendy MacKinnon showed herself to be a true friend when she recently made a big decision to raise money for charity.
It’s never too late for cake!
Back to last September and the report of the fantastic EPQ presentations delivered by our Year 13 students. Following their presentation, students completed their projects, which included a 5,000 word report and a log book charting the progress of their project; which all had to be done and dusted by the first week in October. No mean feat! The results are now in and a huge congratulations to all of our EPQ students! The pass rate was a brilliant 100%, and in addition to their grades, all students will earn valuable UCAS points too. A further breakdown of the results shows that 32% of students achieved Grades A* to A and almost 60% achieved A* to C. In addition to the grades, students gained valuable experience in planning, organising and running their own projects under the guidance of a staff supervisor. For many, it was the first time that they had carried out independent work on such a significant scale and although daunting at times, they were able to believe and succeed. It is all the more commendable as this was an additional commitment on top of their Year 13 workload, and it was great to see almost a quarter of the year group taking on the challenge. ...... more